Can aspiration kill local community? Challenges for young people and career practitioners in Sri Lanka
AffiliationUniversity of Derby, iCeGS
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AbstractRaising aspiration is a primary focus of careers work. However, in some circumstances enhanced aspirations may create tensions in situations of limited accessible opportunity. Additionally focusing on the autonomy of the individual and their choice can impact more broadly on local community. This article will explore the importance of locating career guidance in context, specifically in relation to some of the issues facing career practitioners working in Sri Lanka. These practitioners seek to inspire young people to a range of careers whilst remaining conscious of the individual and local impacts that may result. It will consider the concept of 'foundation' which encompasses the physical, social, religious and spiritual, cultural and political environment and the role this might play in providing a holistic model for career guidance.
JournalJournal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC)
Series/Report no.October 2013